THRILLING URBAN TREK TO DISCOVER THE GENOA FORTRESSES

  • Port

    Genoa

  • Level of difficulties

    Difficult

  • Type

    Nature excursion, Cultural, Lunch not included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR35.0

  • Duration in hours

    5

  • Shore excursion code

    02R3

Description

A fantastic excursion along the Genoa walls with a thrilling urban trek - a new tourism, less structured and off the beaten track: scenic paths lead to discovering the majestic fortresses erected to defend the city.



What we will see
  • Funicular railway ride on the mountains behind Genoa
  • Trek along the defensive walls
  • Forte Sperone
  • Forte Puin
  • Way of the "neviere"
  • Forte Castellaccio


What we will do
  • We leave the port behind us and walk to the Zecca lower station in the heart of the city centre, where we get on the historical Zecca-Righi funicular: we take our seat on the red car and climb the Genoa mountains to the upper station offering picture-perfect views of the city.
  • We continue on foot following an old path along the 17th-century walls as far as Forte Sperone, the ultimate fortress erected where the two sections of the Genoa defensive walls meet overlooking the city and the sea.
  • Our trek then takes us to Forte Puin, one of the best preserved among the forts that made up Genoa's 19th-century defensive system. From its bastions we take in the entire wall complex and the views are so extensive that it is currently used as a lookout for fires.
  • The path winds its way along the so-called way of the “neviere”, conical wells four to five metres deep used in winter to collect water and in summer to keep food cool.
  • We finally reach Forte Castellaccio, part of the “Mura Nuove” (New Walls) defending the city and made up of a single ring of bastions, two barracks and Torre Specola.
  • From here, we return to the funicular railway and to the city centre and make our way to the ship.

What you need to know
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.